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Sense and Sensibility - Inspired by and Sequels to
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Feb 07, 2014 QNPoohBear rated it it was ok
This book revisits the Steele sisters from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Remember them, the nieces of the kindly Mrs. Jenkins, whose daughter is married to Elinor and Marianne's relative. Lucy Steele was secretly engaged to Edward Ferrars but switched her allegiance to Robert when she learned he was to inherit and Edward to be a poor clergyman. It's not nine years lady and Lucy's sister Nancy is 40 years old and still silly, wanting in sense and on the lookout for a husband. Lucy is more ...more
I will admit that I had reservations about reading a book which heavily featured Miss Nancy Steele, even after having read and enjoyed a previous work by this author. In this book, a young woman named Louisa Retford has the seeming misfortune of being placed under Miss Steele's authority. The reason that Miss Steele, now somewhere in the vicinity of forty years old and still obsessed with talking about her imagined beaux, chances to become a paid chaperone to this young, studious girl, can be ...more
A very clean book. It is a very simple book but because of that simply delicious as well. No major life lessons per se in that it's not deep. I enjoyed looking at what could have happened to the Steele sisters after the main plot of Sense and Sensibility. I don't happen to like them much in the movies but this expounds on their shallow, silly minds and how one should not handle being a companion for a young woman. The heroine Louisa is a jewel.